Short Story: "Narrative Innovation in the Short Story." Papers on
second-person narration, reverse chronology, dead narrators, animals as
narrators--or any other innovation in narrator or narrative form. Please
send abstracts by March 31 (in body of message, and not as an attachment,
please) to Kimberly A. Nance, Illinois State Univ.,
<mailto:kanance_at_ilstu.edu>kanance_at_ilstu.edu. Midwest Modern Language
Association, November 9-12, 2006 Chicago, Illinois
Short Story: "Narrative Innovation in the Short Story." Papers on
Call for abstracts for the SCMLA's annual Bibliography and Textual
Criticism panel. The 2006 conference is in Ft. Worth, TX, and this year's
theme is "Textual Theory and Popular Culture." The chair is interested in
any papers that consider methodologies for theorizing the textual and
bibliographical aspects of works of popular culture--especially in terms of
such textual artifacts as film, television, and music.
Please submit 250-word abstracts to: Kenneth Womack, Penn State Altoona,
3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601.
Please direct any queries to kaw16_at_psu.edu.
Deadline for abstracts: April 15, 2006
Religion and Literature panel: The Half-life of Religious Thinking
CFP: Coloring Outside the Lines: Blurring Borders (03/17/06; 04/22/06)
The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge will hold its annual graduate student conference on Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 in Jerome Richfield Hall Room 319.
This year's conference title is "Coloring Outside the Lines: Blurring Borders.â€ We are looking for papers that explore the theme of borders and their incarnations and transformations including, but not limited to: border crossings, blurrings, violations, tensions, disruptions, transgressions, transactions and/or dissolutions.
Call For Papers: Gay & Lesbian Studies (5/15/06; PAMLA 11/10-11, 2006)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006 November
10-11, 2006 University of California, Riverside Riverside, California
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2006
Paper proposals are requested for a standing panel of the PAMLA conference.
While the panel is open to any topic in Gay & Lesbian Studies, I am
particularly interested in papers that address the following areas:
-Queer community formation/dissolution
-The role of Gay/Lesbian/Queer Theory in a Democracy
BISEXUALITY AND THE BIOPOLITICS OF "FAMILY":
THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN ELECTIVE KINSHIP, LOVE, EROTICISM, AFFINITY,
The rationale for the project is explained below while list of
suggested/possible foci follows.
AIDS in Literature (4/14/06; MMLA, 11/09-12/06; Chicago, IL)
In "AIDS, Keywords and Cultural Work," Jan Zita Grover remarks that people infected with HIV/AIDS find the boundaries of normativity challenged and re-configured and that people carrying the virus no longer view themselves as integrated, "but instead as a container for the virus." Michel Foucault underscores Grover's claim, linking the fear of death resulting from AIDS to using such fractive or dis-integrative strategies to cope with the fear of impending death.
Session Title: Game, Play, Literature
Topic: Language of Play/Play of Language
Chair/Moderator: Sura P. Rath
Central Washington University
Mailing Address: The William O. Douglas Honors College,
400 E. University Way,
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7521
509.963.1440 fax: 509.963.1206
Globalization as Culture?
The UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese Literature and
Linguistics is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Graduate Student
Conference: "Globalization as
Culture?" to be held all day Friday, April 28, 2006 in Royce Hall 306,
UCLA. The distinguished keynote speaker will be Prof. Francine R.
Masiello from University of California Berkeley.
Centre for Social Theory and Design
Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity
August 17-19 2006
Call for Papers
Walter Benjamin=92s work remains central to discussions of modernity =20
within the Humanities, Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. This =20
conference will bring together scholars working on all aspects of =20
Benjamin=92s work as well as those who deploy the insights of that work =20=
in developing projects of their own.
Abstracts, which will be subject to a refereeing process, should be =20
sent to walterbenjamin_at_uts.edu.au by April 30 2006.
Confirmed Key Note Speakers:
Carol Jacobs (Yale University)
Ethics and Asian American Studies
In what ways has the field been informed by ethical questions regarding
knowledge production and, in turn, how has Asian American studies contributed
to contemporary debates about ethical practice?
Please submit a 1-page abstract and 1-page cv by March 15 to Tina Chen
This panel is one of three sponsored by the Division on Asian American
Literature and has already been approved for inclusion in the program of the
2006 MLA convention.
Southern Crossroads Storytelling Conference
LSU Alexandria (Alexandria, Louisiana)
October 13 and 14, 2006
Alice Walker's story "Everyday Use" uses quilts as a symbol for her
characters' familial past. These quilts, though certainly valuable
artistically, must still be of everyday use to the family. The quilts
will wear out from use, certainly, but these worn squares would be, as
they've always been, replaced with new squares; the piece from
great-great-grandma's sundress might be replaced with a patch from
Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Womens Studies Association Conference:
Students and Teachers Working Together
Confronting Unnatural Disasters: Feminist Engagements Across and Within Borders
April 22, 2006 - Occidental College, Los Angeles
Call for Proposals
In the last year, the world has experienced "natural" disasters of horrific proportions
-- the Asian tsunami, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions,
mudslides in Central America, and an earthquake in Pakistan. The enormity of
these disasters and the devastation that has resulted from connected human failings
Soliciting proposals for a panel on the critical legacy of Wayne Booth
and/or ethical criticism at the 2006 Rocky Mountain MLA convention in
Tucson, October 12-14.
Please send a title and 100-300 word abstract to alanb_at_ext.usu.edu by
March 1. =20
Dr. Alan Blackstock
Assistant Professor of English
Utah State University-Uintah Basin
987 E. Lagoon Street
Plenary speaker and conference web site announced:
Update: Representation in Art and Science (London; June 22-3,
Beyond Mimesis and Nominalism: Representation in Art and Science
Two-day conference in London, 22-23 June 2006
Deadline for Submissions: 1 March 2006
Keynote speakers: Catherine Elgin (Harvard University), James
Elkins (School of the Art Institute of Chicago/University
College Cork, Ireland) and John Hyman (University of Oxford)
Organisers: Roman Frigg (LSE) and Matthew Hunter (Courtauld
Institute of Art/University of Chicago)